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Come and have a fun filled day creating your own beautiful bangle. You will get to create a bangle from sterling silver. Then using magical silver clay you will get to create a lovely, unique charm to adorn your bracelet

What's included in the price?

All materials and tuition Coffee, tea, water, squash and biscuits

Duration

4 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Louise Anne designs

with Craft Courses since 2016

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I began my journey into Silver Metal clay whilst running a pottery studio in 2012 and soon became hooked! The magic of turning a piece of clay into a solid piece of Hallmark Silver never fails to amaze me and I love sharing this with my students and helping them create a lovely piece of jewellery that they can wear proudly home makes my job the best. I hold a Higher Diploma in Silver Metal Clay and am a senior metal clay instructor and glass teacher. I have been teaching for over ten years running classes from my studio in Market Bosworth and many jewellery schools and galleries all around the Midlands area. I am a member of The Guild of Jewellers and am on the education committee of the alliance of metal clay. I also hold a Gold student choice award. One of my proudest moments was visiting Tokyo and seeing one of my pieces displayed in the Silver Accessories Exhibition. I would love to meet you on one of my courses so please book as soon as you can. Louise x

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
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FAQs

It depends on the course you choose, but you make items of solid silver jewellery such as pendants, ear rings or necklaces. I also hold ring and bangle making courses. Some courses encompass the setting of sea glass and dichroic glass.

It can be found on beaches from broken glass that has broken into small pieces and has been smoothed by the sea and wind. I have many a happy hour at the seaside gathering sea glass.

It is a glass that changes colour under different lighting conditions or if viewed from various angles.

I started working in metal clay in 2012 and went on to take many courses. I am now a senior metal clay instructor and hold the higher diploma in art clay. I have taught hundreds of satisfied students where I am pleased to say that all reviews given on various websites where I teach have been 5 star ratings. I teach at various schools around the Midlands.

Absolutely. Full tuition and help is given for all skill levels. Please don't worry about asking any questions or feeling you have to be a certain standard. I have been there as a beginner and made the mistakes which I can hopefully help you avoid. The class is relaxed and I make it fun to learn.

I teach the art clay diploma. As the course is very comprehensive, please contact me for more details and advice.

There is some close-up detailed work involved, so please bring suitable glasses/lenses if required. Whilst it is unlikely to be an issue, we recommend closed-toe footwear for when you are firing your piece.

Yes, I recommend a minimum age of 10 and they must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Yes, I love to do corporate events and they are great for creativity and team building. Please contact me with details and I can quote a price for you.

Yes, within reason depending on numbers and location. Please contact me with details and I can quote a price for you.

I provide the hot drinks and a range of cold drinks along with biscuits. Please let me know if you have any special requests. If you are coming on a full day course, you are welcome to bring your own lunch or there are plenty of local eateries to choose from in the lovely Market Bosworth village centre which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the studio.

Yes. These classes have proved to be popular for hen parties and general get -togethers with friends or family groups. Please contact me if you have a specific request.

The short answer is yes and I do sea glass courses and dichroic glass courses. But let me know what you are thinking and I can advise you.

They are in my studio in Market Bosworth. I do run courses around the Midlands, so if Market Bosworth is not convenient, please contact me to see what courses I am running nearer to your convenient location.

No, all tools are made available for you to use on the day.

Yes you can. I can advise you when you are on the course.

This will depend upon the size and complexity of your pieces. On a half day course you can expect to make 2 to 3 pieces. On a full day course you can expect to make 3 to 5 pieces.

Yes, that is all included in the price for the course. It is really good to make your own jewellery to wear or to make gifts for your loved ones. When you weigh up the fact that you get your pieces of jewellery as well as tuition, then I believe the courses offer tremendous value.

It is of hallmark standard and if I am selling a piece that weighs over 7.98 grams I have to hallmark it. I have my own hallmark registered with the London Assay Office.

Yes, it is 99% pure solid silver after firing.

No, it needs to be fired in a kiln or with a butane torch to achieve the desired temperatures.

I use silver clay, which is pliable, so it can be shaped into many designs that you can create yourself or I can help you with ideas. When you have molded your design in clay, you fire your piece to burn off other substances in the clay to leave a residue of 99% pure silver. You then polish your piece to finish off the process to create an amazing piece of your own unique silver jewellery.

Absolutely. I take every opportunity to look after our special world. I use recyclable packaging and the silver clay itself is made up from recycled material. Components of old mobile phones and out of date hospital x-rays are just examples of material that are recycled into silver clay.

Yes, we have a range of beautiful pieces or contact me if you have a specific request.

Please let me know what you want and I can advise you.

Yes I have done and can do, but I prefer to teach face to face to provide the full help and support. However, if it is something you want to consider, contact me and I will advise you.

Venue

41 Stanley Road, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire, CV13 0NB